Abridal was an Imperial Navy Captain, who commanded the Overlord Class Battle Cruiser  Flame of Purity, during the Gothic War. The Flame of Purity would go on and fight in the final battle of the War, when the Imperium and their Eldar allies fell upon Abaddon's forces as they moved to attack a Blackstone Fortress in the Shindlegeist System. Caught by surprise, Abaddon's forces suffered greatly until the Despoiler ordered the three Blackstones under his command, to fire upon the System's star to make it go supernova. Captain Abridal realized what Abaddon planned to do though and flew the Flame of Purity into the path of the Blackstones; where it managed to disrupt their powerful beams, though the Battle Cruiser was destroyed in the process. The sacrifice of the Flame of Purity and its crew however, saved the System's star and left Abaddon no choice but to flee back into the Eye of Terror.